There are 7 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane by train, plane, bus, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, fly to Vientiane  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to KLIA T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Vientiane (VTE) KUL - VTE

$56 - $286

Cheapest option

Train, night train  •  35 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  3. Take the train from Hat Yai to Bang Sue
  4. Take the night train from Bang Sue to Nong Khai

$46 - $158

5 alternative options

Train, fly to Udon Thani, bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to KLIA T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Udon Thani (UTH) KUL - UTH
  3. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$139 - $310

Train  •  40 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  3. Take the train from Hat Yai to Bang Sue
  4. Take the train from Bang Sue to Nong Khai

$85 - $213

Bus  •  36 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai

$55 - $67

Bus via KL Sentral  •  41 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hatyai
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai to Bangkok Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Vientiane

$95 - $107

Drive  •  32 h

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane 1412.9 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane is to bus which costs RM 220 - RM 280 and takes 36 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane is to train and fly which costs RM 220 - RM 1200 and takes 6 h 8 min.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Vientiane is 1652 km. The road distance is 2260.7 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane. However, there are services departing from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan and arriving at Si Chiang Mai via Hat Yai Bus Terminal and Bangkok Mochit. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 23 min.

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What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Vientiane, Laos?

You can take a train from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Padang Besar, Hat Yai, Bang Sue, and Nong Khai in around 40 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Hat Yai Bus Station, Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, and Bangkok Mochit in around 36 h 23 min.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Don Muang, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $340
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Hat Yai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to KLIA T1
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$12 - $13
Gold
$18 - $20
Platinum
$24 - $28
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $28
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$7 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$16 - $22
1st Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
Train from Hat Yai to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $55
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$7 - $11
2nd Class (Seat)
$14 - $20
2nd Class (Berth)
$23 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$40 - $55
Train from Bang Sue to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $45
Bus operators
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $12
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Hat Yai to Bangkok Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Sri Maju
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Budsarakham Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
11 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
busonlineticket.co.th
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia

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